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CIA Specialty Challenge Exam — CRMA

As part of our continued commitment to the professional development of those who hold an active Certification in Risk Management Assurance® (CRMA®) designation as of 30 June 2020, The IIA is offering a limited-time CIA Specialty Challenge Exam for qualified individuals.

The CIA is The IIA’s premier, globally recognized certification for internal auditing. Having CIA after your name proves your credibility and proficiency. Now is the optimum time for those who are qualified to take advantage of the CIA Specialty Challenge Exam.

CIA Specialty C​hallenge Exam Package

English: 1 July 2020–30 June 2021

​First Time
Retake
Members
Nonmembers
Members
    Nonmembers
$895
$1,095
$595
$795

Application
Registration
Customized digital format of The IIA’s CIA Challenge Exam Study Guide (access valid for 12 months)

Application
Registration
Customized digital format of The IIA’s CIA Challenge Exam Study Guide (access valid for 12 months)

Registration Registration

Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish: 1 July 2020–30 June 2021

(Please note that testing in these languages is only available in Pearson Vue test centers; online testing is not an option.)

​First Time
Retake
Members
Nonmembers
Members
    Nonmembers
$695
$895
$595
$795

Application
Registration

Application
Registration

Registration Registration

The CIA Specialty Challe​nge Exam (delivered via online proctoring or at a testing center)

The exam is:

  • Comprised of 150 multiple choice questions based on the syllabi.
  • Expected to take at least three hours to complete.
  • Offered in English, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish. (Online testing is only available in English. Testing for non-English languages must be completed in a Pearson Vue test center.)

Who Is Eligib​le?

Candidates must hold an active Certification in Risk Management Assurance® (CRMA®) designation as of 30 June 2020.

Program Timeline a​nd Additional Information


Apply:
  • 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021
Register for Exam:
  • 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021
Sit for Exam:
  • 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

The CIA Specialty Challenge Exa​m (delivered via online testing or at a testing center)

Application Steps

Exam Registration and Scheduling

  1. Once approved into the program, you may select “Manage my program,” then select the examination on the left navigation bar and then select “Register” and/or “Schedule.”
  2. Schedule your examination for the month of November 2020. You will have the option to take your exam via online testing or at a testing center. To find the nearest testing center, visit the Pearson VUE page and select “Find a test center.”

What Is Online Te​sting?

Online testing allows candidates to test using their own computer in their home, their office, or remotely in other acceptable locations. Visit the Pearson VUE online proctoring page for system requirements and additional information. Click the image below to watch a short video to learn more.

Online Testing Video 

Check-in Procedures

To prepare and understand the check-in procedures and system requirements for online testing, visit the Pearson VUE online proctoring page and click “Run system test.” Once you download the application and follow the prompts, they are identical to checking in for your upcoming exam. This program will also test your system to determine if you meet the requirements needed to take the exam via online testing.

English – Pearson VUE System Test

Technology and Equipment Compatibility

Online testing is no longer supported on Internet Explorer; therefore, candidates should plan to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to take the exam.

Our vendor, Pearson VUE, has been made aware of issues with Mac devices when attempting to take the test online. While Pearson VUE works to resolve the issue, candidates are encouraged to use non-Mac devices to complete the test online. If that is not an option, consider taking your exam at a Pearson VUE test center.

Please take note that candidates assume responsibility for meeting technical requirements prior to scheduling an exam and taking the exam via online testing.

Taking Your Exam via Online Testing

Now that you have made the decision to continue with your certification program via online testing, please follow the below steps to schedule and begin your exam.

Online Testing Video 

Scheduling Your Online Test

  • Access your CCMS profile. Once approved into the program, you may select “Manage my program,” then select the examination on the left navigation bar and then select “Register” and/or “Schedule.”
  • Schedule your examination for the month of November 2020. You will have the option to take your exam via online testing or at a testing center.

Beginning Your Online Test

  • Log into your CCMS account.
  • Select “Access Pearson VUE” on the CCMS home page. [View example]
  • Under “Open Online Exams” on your dashboard, click the scheduled examination link. [View example]
  • Select “Begin Exam.”
  • You will be asked to download the OnVUE application and run the program.
  • Complete the check-in process by following the screen prompts (you may use a mobile phone or your computer webcam). Be sure to have your government-issued ID ready.

Accessing Score Reports

Approximately 24 hours after you have completed your exam, you will receive a system-generated email notifying you that your exam score is available. You may also check your score online by logging into your CCMS profile and selecting “Access Pearson VUE,” then selecting “View Score Reports.”

 

 FAQ

 
FAQ
  •   Is my workspace okay for testing?

    During the check-in process, you will be asked to take photos of your work area, which will be checked by a proctor prior to exam launch. Please ensure that your desktop is clean and that you are not within arm’s reach of books, notepads, sticky notes, papers, pens, pencils, and other writing instruments/objects. Additional monitors and computers must be unplugged and turned off. Items on the wall with writing on them, such as whiteboards, will be inspected. If your workspace does not pass a room scan, you are not permitted to proceed with taking the exam. To learn more, visit the Pearson VUE online proctoring page.

  •   Can I eat, drink, or take a break during the exam?

    ​​Your exam does not include a scheduled break; breaks are not allowed during the online testing for any reason. If you require a break, you will need to schedule your examination at a testing center. If you leave your computer during your exam, the proctor will end your session and you will be unable to continue testing. The clock will not stop during your examination. Water in a clear glass is allowed during testing; however, eating, smoking, and chewing gum are prohibited.​

  •   What if my computer does not meet the requirements for online testing?

    You will need to schedule your examination at a testing center.

  •   What if I need a special accommodation during my examination?

    Please email certaccommodations@theiia.org before scheduling your examination.

​Exam Security

The IIA, the Professional Certifications Board, and Pearson VUE take exam security seriously because the value of your certification depends on it. That’s why IIA Global created an Exam Security Team to enhance processes and procedures and increase investigative measures to protect The IIA’s exam intellectual property (IP).

Unauthorized possession, reproduction, publication, or disclosure of any examination materials, including storing or disclosing examination questions to any person or entity by any means before, during, or after the examination, is prohibited by copyright laws and can result in candidate disqualification or other appropriate censure. Studying from recalled test content is also improper and can lead to severe penalties. If you are aware than an exam has been exposed, do not purchase such materials. Report the incident to The IIA at examsecurity@theiia.org. Additional information can be found on the Exam Security page or within the Certification Handbook.